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consumptive

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Adjective, Noun
 : 
con=sump=tive

CIDE DICTIONARY

consumptivea. [Cf. F. consomptif.].
  •  Of or pertaining to consumption; having the quality of consuming, or dissipating; destructive; wasting.  [1913 Webster]
    "It [prayer] is not consumptive or our time."  [1913 Webster]
    "A long consumptive war."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Affected with, or inclined to, consumption.  [1913 Webster]
    "The lean, consumptive wench, with coughs decayed."  [1913 Webster]
consumptiven. 
     One affected with consumption; as, a resort for consumptives.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

consumptive, adj. & n.
--adj.
1 of or tending to consumption.
2 tending to or affected with pulmonary tuberculosis.
--n. a consumptive patient.

Derivative
consumptively adv.
Etymology
med.L consumptivus (as consumption)

THESAURUS

consumptive

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